Hymnal: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #405 (1918) Meter: 10.6.10.6.8.8.4 Hymnal Title: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book Lyrics: 1 FATHER of Heaven, who hast created all,
And rulest all, we pray,
Look on this babe, who at Thy gracious call
Now enters on life's way:
Oh, make it Thine; Thy blessing give,
That to Thy glory it may live,
Father of heav'n.
2 O Son of God, atoning Lord, behold,
We bring the babe to Thee:
Take it, O loving Shepherd, to Thy fold,
Forever Thine to be;
Defend it through this earthly strife,
And lead it in the path of life,
O Son of God.
3 O Holy Ghost, who broodest o'er the wave,
Descend upon this child;
Give it undying life, its spirit lave
With waters undefiled:
And make it evermore to be
An heir of bliss, a shrine for Thee,
O Holy Ghost.
4 O Triune God, what Thou hast willed is done;
We speak, but Thine the might:
This babe hath hardly seen our earthly sun.
Yet on it pour Thy light
Of faith and hope and joyful love,
Thou Sun of all below, above,
O Triune God. Topics: Catechism
Father of Heaven, who hast created all